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t h e
"What has not yet evolved that I would
like see still are the actions and the
money flow to really make those things
happen." - E. Richardson

AFRL SOLICITS SPECTRUM
WARFARE RESEARCH
The RF Spectrum Warfare Branch of
the Air Force Research Lab Sensors Directorate has released a Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA) to develop new
electromagnetic technologies across a
variety of disciplines that will enable

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aircraft to operate more effectively in
Anti-Access/Area-Denial scenarios. The
Advanced Novel Spectrum Warfare Environment Research (ANSWER) program
covers several technical objectives that
include RF spectrum warfare; "cyber resilient" avionics; position, navigation
and timing (PNT) in contested/denied environments; and EO/IR countermeasures.
In the area of RF spectrum warfare,
AFRL wants to develop novel electronic
attack, electronic protect and electronic
support (EA/EP/ES) techniques against

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spectrum operations management and
cyberspace operations under the same
umbrella. CEMA, Ekvall said, was likely
be added to official doctrine for the US
Army by the end of this year.
Col Jim Pryor, USAF, chief Electronic
Warfare Division (A5RE), the EW requirements office within the Air Staff, discussed the current Air Force approach
to applying the JEMSO concept, while
Stu Timmerman, director of the Defense
Spectrum Organization (DSO), detailed
some of the overall policy issues underlying spectrum use and the challenges
of ensuring assured spectrum access.
Timmerman noted two DSO programs,
the Joint Spectrum Data Registry and
GEMSIS, the Global EMS Infrastructure
System, which are being leveraged to
help create flexible spectrum access,
adaptability and operational agility.
LtCol Jason Schuette, USMC, EW
Branch Chief, MAGTF EW Requirements,
Combat Development and Integration,
briefed attendees on the Marine Corps'
Cyber EW Coordination Cell. Schuette
noted that the Marine Corps is breaking
down a number of barriers among groups
simply by putting the right people in
rooms together to share information
across intelligence, operations and communications. And, with the retirement
of the Marine Corps' EA-6B Prowlers, that
community is actually being merged in
with the unmanned aerial system (UAS)
community to ensure that the EW knowledge is not lost, Schuette said.
Providing an industry perspective,
Ron "Fog" Hahn, vice president, EMS
Campaign, URS Federal Services, noted
that the spectrum congestion is such
that not only to adversaries "get a vote"
in terms of spectrum usage, but society
does as well, as the number devices that
need spectrum access in everyone's daily
lives continues to grow. "Very expensive,
very eloquent systems can often be denied through use of RF energy," he said.
Hahn stressed the importance of
breaking down stovepipes to ensure
that senior level DOD officials and
elected officials get a clear message
that spectrum is a underlying resource
for everything we do. "We're starting to
see the language," Hahn said, referring
to Admiral Jonathan Greenert's comments during Wednesday's Keynote.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Seeing the Light: Laser Warning Systems Facing Increasingly Lethal Threats
2014 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - December 2013 - cover1
JED - December 2013 - cover2
JED - December 2013 - 3
JED - December 2013 - 4
JED - December 2013 - 5
JED - December 2013 - The View From Here
JED - December 2013 - 7
JED - December 2013 - Conferences Calendar
JED - December 2013 - 9
JED - December 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - December 2013 - 11
JED - December 2013 - From the President
JED - December 2013 - 13
JED - December 2013 - 14
JED - December 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - December 2013 - World Report
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JED - December 2013 - Seeing the Light: Laser Warning Systems Facing Increasingly Lethal Threats
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